Wednesday, May 22, 2024
More

    Latest Posts

    Tinubu appoints governing board members for 111 tertiary institutions

    President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointments of at least 555 persons to serve as Pro-chancellors/Chairmen and members of Governing Boards of 111 federal...

    Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger form new confederation after exiting ECOWAS

    Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger have finalised plans to form a new confederation, the Confederation of the Alliance of Sahel States, marking a geopolitical...

    Emefiele trial: How I paid $600,000 bribe to ex-CBN staff for contract, witness tells court

    A contractor with the Central Bank of Nigeria, Victor Onyejiuwa, on Friday, told the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja that he had...

    I’ll support Obi in 2027 if PDP decides – Atiku

    The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has said that if in 2027, the party decides that it is the...

    #EndSARS: Lagos panel gets another three-month extension

    The panel’s Chairman Justice Doris Okuwobi (rtd) stated this Friday during proceedings.

    The Nation reported on Monday that the three months extension was likely to enable the panel conclude its mandate.

    The panel, inaugurated by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on October 27, 2020, has already spent almost nine months, including the first three-month extension it got in March.

    This fresh extension means that the panel will now sit until October 19, a day before the anniversary of the October 20, 2020 shootings at the Lekki tollgate.

    The panel was set up to last for a period of six months in response to the government acceding to the five-for-five demands of the #EndSARS protesters with a mandate to look into abuses by security agencies and the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the police and to make recommendations to the authorities for restitution to victims of abuses.

    The initial six months sitting of the panel expired on April 27, 2021, and the panel was granted a three-month tenure extension which is supposed to expire on Monday, July 19.

    But as of June 29, the panel had sat for 97 days and only heard 126 petitions out of the 235 petitions it received.

    Since the commencement of the hearing, 37 had been concluded while 109 petitions remained unheard necessitating the request for an extension of time.

    At Friday’s sitting, the panel heard 11 petitions. It reserved its decision in six petitions after counsel in the matters adopted their final written addresses.
    THE NATION

    Latest Posts

    Tinubu appoints governing board members for 111 tertiary institutions

    President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointments of at least 555 persons to serve as Pro-chancellors/Chairmen and members of Governing Boards of 111 federal...

    Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger form new confederation after exiting ECOWAS

    Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger have finalised plans to form a new confederation, the Confederation of the Alliance of Sahel States, marking a geopolitical...

    Emefiele trial: How I paid $600,000 bribe to ex-CBN staff for contract, witness tells court

    A contractor with the Central Bank of Nigeria, Victor Onyejiuwa, on Friday, told the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja that he had...

    I’ll support Obi in 2027 if PDP decides – Atiku

    The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has said that if in 2027, the party decides that it is the...

    Don't Miss

    I can marry someone my parents don’t accept – Singer Nasboi

    Singer Nasboi has revealed that he does not need his parents' approval before marrying a woman he loves. In a recent interview with Tacha on...

    Kogi PDP crisis deepens as 13 chairmanship aspirants reject consensus candidate

    The crisis rocking the Kogi State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party has reached a high point as 13 chairmanship aspirants on Tuesday rejected...

    Fans left concerned after Skales posted a video of his face covered in blood

    Fans and followers of Nigerian singer Skales have been left in a state of worry and concern after he posted a video of his...

    Ikeja DisCo slashes Band A tariff to N206.80/kwh

    The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company has slashed the tariff payable by its Band A customers to N206.80 per kilowatt-hour from the N225/kWh approved by...

    Niger forces arrest Nigerian bandit kingpin, Kachallah Mai Daji

    In the fight against cross-border banditry, the Niger Armed Forces have apprehended a notorious Nigerian bandit kingpin known as Kachallah Mai Daji near the...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.